The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has two full-time faculty members at its core. In addition, more than 30 faculty members from other departments, divisions, and programs participate by offering courses, serving on the Steering Committee, advising students, supervising honors projects and internships.

WGSS Core Faculty

Lin Aanonsen
  • Lin Aanonsen
  • O.T. Walter Professor, Biology and Chair, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Neurobiology, pharmacology, and human physiology
  • 651-696-6470
Corie Hammers
  • Corie Hammers
  • Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Works on race, sex, work and nation in the global economy, feminist/queer theories and methodologies, and LGBT studies
  • 651-696-6542
Sonita Sarker
  • Sonita Sarker
  • Professor Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English
  • Feminist and literary theories; cultural studies of globalization as it intersects with nationalism, democracy, and imperialism; "minoritized" literatures, with a transnational comparative basis in Western Europe and Asia.
  • 651-696-6316

WGSS Cross-Listing Faculty

Links direct you to profile pages in their home department.

Beth Cleary
Paula Cooey
  • Paula Cooey
  • (Retired) Margaret W. Harmon Professor, Religious Studies (Emeritus)
  • Focuses on Christianity and culture, theory of religion, and on conflict in the context of religious traditions and secularism
Paul Dosh
  • Paul Dosh
  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Comparative politics, Latin American politics, urban social movements
  • 651-696-6776
Susanna Drake
Duchess Harris
  • Duchess Harris
  • Professor of American Studies, Department Chair
  • Focuses on 20th-century African American political history and civil rights
  • 651-696-6478
Joanna Inglot
  • Joanna Inglot
  • Edith M. Kelso Associate Professor, Art History
  • Focuses on modern and contemporary art, particularly in Europe and the United States
  • 651-696-6657
Liz Jansen
Brian Johnson
  • Brian Johnson
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian Studies
  • Specializes in: 19th Century Russian literature as history and culture; Dostoevsky; history of Russian medicine in the 19th century; Russian theater, notably Chekhov, Bulgakov and the history of the Moscow Art Theater.
  • 651-696-6556
Zornitsa Keremidchieva
Mahnaz Kousha
James W. Laine
Brian Lush
Victoria Malawey
Karine S. Moe
  • Karine S. Moe
  • F.R. Bigelow Professor of Economics, currently serving as Provost and Dean of the Faculty
  • Microeconomics, Labor economics, and Public economics
  • 651-696-6793
Alicia Muñoz
  • Alicia Muñoz
  • Associate Professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies
  • Contemporary Latin American narrative, popular culture, gender studies, border studies, and U.S. Latino/a literature
  • 651-696-6509
Joan Ostrove
Sonia Patten
Lizeth Gutierrez
Beth Severy-Hoven
Dianna Shandy
  • Dianna Shandy
  • Associate Dean, Institute for Global Citizenship, office in Markim 107; Professor of Anthropology
  • Socio-cultural anthropology, gender, migration and refugees, political conflict, research methods, Africa, Europe, North America
  • 651-696-6439
Satoko Suzuki
Xin Yang